Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering

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This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering Course covers the essential rules and legal responsibilities that every professional working in the catering or hospitality sector should know. 

By law, anyone who handles food in a professional environment must be aware of the food hygiene best practices, in order to prevent food contamination and bacteria from spreading in the workplace. These include storing food correctly, keeping ingredients at the right temperature and looking after your own personal hygiene. 

This introductory training course includes expert industry material, video content and interactive demos, designed for managers or supervisors, such as restaurateurs, hoteliers and kitchen chefs. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll feel confident to utilise your new skills and set an excellent standard of health in your professional environment.

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Who should take the course

This informative course is perfect for anybody associated directly with the food sector such as:  

  • Food retailers
  • Restaurant owners
  • Chefs & Servers
  • Food handlers
  • Catering Staffs 
  • Employees within a fast-food chain


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Furthermore, this Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality ensuring quality content that teaches industry standards and best practices.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.

Course Curriculum

In Module 1, you will learn what is expected of you under the law as a food handler and learn about the key UK legislation governing food handling and preparation. You will also gain an understanding of how this law is enforced and what will happen if anyone in your business breaks these laws.

Module 2 covers the most prevalent and tenacious hazard in food safety, which is food poisoning and its primary cause: microbiological contamination. We will examine the different types of food poisoning caused by bacteria, viruses or moulds entering food and spreading illnesses and diseases, or introducing toxins. You will also learn how to prevent microbes from making food harmful and what the law has to say about your responsibilities and obligations.

In module 3, we will learn about the three other primary forms of hazard that can contaminate food and harm people, and how they need to be considered in terms of how the law treats each of these risks.

In Module 4, you will delve deeper into the subject of food-borne disease, establishing precisely what it is, the different types and how they are caused, and how we can control them in a food-handling environment. You will learn about how food poisoning and food-borne disease are defined under the law and discover the many different forms and their confusingly similar symptoms

In Module 5, you will learn how and why food spoilage is the primary cause of waste in both food businesses and broader society, as well as being the most significant source of food poisoning. You will learn the best ways to preserve food and how to spot and prevent spoilage, before drilling down into the main methods of preserving foods, some of which have been with us since time immemorial.

In Module 6, you will come to understand how it is the food handlers that are potentially the most significant and direct sources of illness. You will learn the essentials of personal hygiene ‘best practice’ while ensuring that you understand all the regulations you need to follow.

In Module 7, you will learn how it is essential to make sure that all food businesses take every precaution in preventing food-borne illness being passed on via their products.

In Module 8, you will learn how your food business premises needs to be well designed and correctly used, and how a strict and efficient cleaning regime is essential to this. You will see that excellent hygiene standards are enforceable under the law, and will be expected by the customers who use your business. You will learn how strict cleaning protocols and schedules help you to sustain a completely hygienic and safe food production area. You will also be shown the consequences of not following such guidelines and procedures.

In the final module, you will familiarize with all the new practices that have recently emerged to adapt to the new normal. You will learn in detail about the standard hygiene and safety practices needed to be followed to minimize the risk of contamination of COVID-19.

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Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    I’m one of the head chefs at my local restaurant so food hygiene is obviously a really important part of my job. I know my stuff when it comes to this field, but it’s always good to refresh what you know. I’ve done a few similar courses before but none of them were as useful and extensive as this one. Now that I have the knowledge and the accreditation to prove it, I’m going to try and get my restaurant to use Training Express for their online learning. There was just such a gulf between the quality of this course and any other I’ve tried.

  2. 5

    “The training session was informative. The materials were up to date. Hope to look it again”

  3. 5

    I was hoping to move into the food preparation industry and I thought this course would be a great place to start. It’s endorsed and accredited by lots of independent organisations, which meant I could trust it more going into the classes than the other online courses I’ve seen, and the content itself was clearly top of the line, to the point where it surpassed anything I experienced at college or university. After flying through the classes, I’m now ready to start my new career with a serious qualification and a good understanding of the relevant legislation.

  4. 5

    “The course is perfectly balanced, worth the money. Recommended.”

  5. 5

    This is the best course for any person who wants to gain Food Hygiene and Safety qualification for career development.

  6. 5

    “Great course! Learned many things about food safety”

  7. 4

    “Thanks to the Training Express for its friendly support. The learning environment was easier.”

  8. 5

    Easy to follow and allowed me to study at my own pace.

  9. 5

    Very focused and to the point course. I would definitely recommend Training Express.

  10. 5

    Met my training needs, completely satisfied. Also the assessment was great, got my result and certificate instantly.

  11. 5

    A lot more information with perfect details, contents were very light to stay focused. Thanks.

  12. 5

    Taught me exactly what needed to learn. Greatful to the instructors and provider.

  13. 5

    As a restaurant employee, helped me gain my necessary

  14. 5

    Quality training! I can surely get that certification to work in the catering industry now!

  15. 5

    Multiple learner platform was very convenient. Was able to train my entire team smoothly.

  16. 5

    Brilliant course lots of info very useful glad i done it thank you training express

  17. 5

    I found what I was actually looking for. Very nice explanation, examples that made tricky concepts clearer and knowledge is absolutely abundant. Thank you so much!!!

  18. 5

    I had very high expectations to this course in a way to develop my understanding of food hygiene & safety and earn a nationally recognised qualification for my career. I am happy to say that my money is well spent & now I am confident enough to take further education! Recommended.

  19. 5

    Really loved the course! Easy to understand, clear and very informative! Planning to purchase the course on level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering as well.

  20. 5

    Outstanding course!! It has everything that every professional working in the catering or hospitality sector must know. Thanks and I will refer it as often as possible.

  21. 5

    I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to others who would like to learn essential rules and legal responsibilities for working in the catering or hospitality sector. Thanks so much!

  22. Great course, easy to understand


    and very thorough too. Recommended.

  23. 5

    The level 2 course gave me an advanced knowledge about food safety which was much needed for my food catering business. Would like to take the next level course if possible. Recommended

  24. 5

    Great course with the best user experience. Found it very helpful. Highly recommended.

  25. 5

    Training Express gave me the most pleasant journey in online learning. The overall experience with them is very satisfactory. Recommended for all.

  26. 5

    I took this course because I needed a level 2 training certification to continue working in a restaurant. The course was arranged with in-depth information about food safety which was very useful and I learned some new things. They gave the certificate for free. I’ll consider taking more courses from Training Express if needed in future

  27. 5

    This training provided me an extensive and clear overview of food safety. Very informative and engaging course indeed. Highly recommended.

  28. 5

    Covered all the things exactly what I wanted. They left no space to complain about. Perfection at its best. Recommended

  29. 5

    Definitely a great course with quality contents. Enjoyed their online learning assistance and satisfied with their customer service. Thank you

  30. 5

    Enjoyed the course a lot. Covered a bunch of must know information. Helped me a lot in learning the food safety techniques.

  31. 5

    An excellent course with up to the mark materials. Engaging and easy to follow instructions. Got my required certification. Thank you

  32. 5

    I was looking for a quality course to get a good training in food hygiene. A friend suggested me taking this course from training Express. After completing this course now I must give thanks to him for suggesting such a perfect course. Recommended

  33. Level 2 food and Hygiene for catering


    Excellent course , easy to follow tutorial.

  34. 5

    Passed all the tests and quizzes without any difficulties. As the course is CPD accredited the certificate will bring value to me.

  35. 5

    Recommended!! You can trust them, I enjoyed their service.

  36. 5

    Graphical demonstration was awesome and helped me alot to understand the contents easily. I appreciate your effort very much. Please keep providing quality training. Thanks

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